Globe and Mail – Canada

Friend of ousted South Korean president gets three years in prison

Choi Soon-sil was sentenced for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 2:54 am

Killing of Nabra Hassanen leaves Virginia Muslim community shaken

Many say the Muslim teen was targeted because of her religion while police continue to call the killing a ‘road-rage incident’

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 1:15 am

U.S. set to approve India’s purchase of 22 drones before Modi’s visit

Securing agreement on the purchase is seen in New Delhi as a key test of defence ties that flourished under Obama but have drifted under Trump

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 12:27 am

Cosby plans town hall meetings to educate youth on misbehaviour: spokesman

Spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Cosby is eager to get back to work following a deadlocked jury and mistrial in his sexual assault trial

Posted on 22 June 2017 @ 11:56 pm

Venezuelan troops fire on protesters at airbase, one killed

Protesters who attacked the fence outside La Carlota airbase earlier burned a truck and a motorbike when security forces broke up a march destined for the attorney general’s office

Posted on 22 June 2017 @ 11:46 pm

Ruling by Brazil’s top court potentially undercuts Temer investigation

Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled it has the right to reject plea bargains made in corruption probes

Posted on 22 June 2017 @ 10:57 pm

Making a Murderer subject Dassey was coerced into confessing, judges rule

Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years earlier

Posted on 22 June 2017 @ 10:45 pm

News 24 – South Africa | Steep list of demands to end Qatar crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a steep list of demands to end the crisis.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 6:26 am | Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens

British Prime Minister Theresa May is promising that EU citizens will not be kicked out of Britain.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 6:05 am | London inferno: Combustible material at more tower blocks

Tower blocks housing thousands of people across England are being urgently tested to check if their outer coverings pose a serious fire risk following the Grenfell Tower disaster, with nearly a dozen already testing positive for combustible material.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 5:34 am | Deaths from Venezuelan anti-government protests up to 75

A 22-year-old man was shot dead during an anti-government protest in Caracas, becoming the 75th victim in three months of unrest over the rule of President Nicolas Maduro.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 4:30 am | Trump says he does not have tapes

US President Donald Trump has said he did not have recordings of his meetings with former FBI director James Comey.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 3:47 am | India’s opposition pitch Dalit for president

Opposition parties have picked a former parliament speaker from India’s lowest Dalit caste as their presidential candidate.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 3:13 am | Israel calls for Saudi Arabia ties

Intelligence minister Katz invites King Salman to send crown prince to Israel in order to establish mutual ties.

Posted on 22 June 2017 @ 9:15 pm

Deutsche Welle – Germany

Former South Korean president’s friend handed 3-year jail sentence

Choi Soon-sil, the friend of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to three years in jail. She was accused of using her presidential ties to get her daughter into Ewha Women’s University.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 5:52 am

2 dead as tornado, storms batter northern Germany

High winds and heavy rain have hit northern parts of Germany, shutting down several train lines and killing at least two people. The adverse weather conditions followed several weeks of summery weather.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 5:20 am

Gulf crisis: Qatar’s neighbors issue ultimatum, call for Al-Jazeera shutdown

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have broken off relations with Qatar have issued a list of demands to end a diplomatic crisis in the region, reports say. Their conditions include shuttering down Al-Jazeera.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 4:37 am

Colombia’s ELN rebels to release kidnapped Dutch journalists

The Marxist insurgents have claimed that the journalists "are in good health and will be released." Observers have expressed concerns that the kidnappings could undermine peace talks launched in February.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 4:01 am

Chile police unveil declassified WWII Nazi spy documents

Chile’s investigations police have declassified a trove of files shedding light on the activities of Nazi agents in the South American country during World War II. One spy ring had plotted to destroy the Panama Canal.

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 2:14 am

US calls for international action on Venezuela’s ‘tragic situation’

A senior US official has accused Venezuela of trampling on "democracy" as she urged further action to redress an explosive political crisis. But Caracas has said US proposals for mediation were "completely useless."

Posted on 23 June 2017 @ 1:41 am

It’s cool to be pro-EU with popular French President Emmanuel Macron

With the new French president polishing the EU’s image, Brussels is looking brighter both to European citizens and those abroad. Will the bloc seize the "Macron momentum" and stride boldly into the future?

Posted on 22 June 2017 @ 11:52 pm

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